Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda 1998
- Nebbiolo from Vigna Rionda in Serralunga d’Alba - Average age of vines in production: 15 to 35 years - First year of production: 1982 - Total bottles produced: 15,500 The altitude, microclimate and soil structure of this vineyard enable the production of wines with a potential rarely found elsewhere. Bright garnet red interspersed with flecks of orange. Intense aromas of cherry, raspberry, herbs and earth that will evolve dramatically with age. Broad swathes of red cherry jam, rose petal and licorice cut through the palate. Solid and lean with slightly dusty tannins. This is not an easily understood wine, but it will no doubt reward the trained and demanding palate with a range of sensations that are simply unique.
The wine, its land, a famiy A century of work, four generations and an immense love of their land. The Massolino family have always made their wine here, in Serralunga d'Alba, at their home.
Editorial Reviews for Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda
This offers up a full and rich nose with subtle tones of fatty mortadella and nuts over a rich, spicy core or warm cherry fruit. Nuanced menthol and a note of bandaidy camphor add complexity to the great fruit. Rich and chewy up front with sweet red fruits that turn savory on the midpalate leading to a bright pomegranite finish. This builds through the mouth with very ripe tannins and adds a layered earthy, iron note to the end of the midpalate that lingers on the finish. Real well put together with solid upside potential. 2010-2020
nice bottle. varietally correct and very representative of its vintage, a complete bottle for drinking today and promise for the future
After four hours in decanter the 1998 Massolino Vigna Rionda showed a gorgeous floral character with wild berries, rose petal, menthol and a bit of damp forest floor that really kept it interesting. Velvety on the palate with Raspberry and Cherry fruit, tobacco and cedar box. A nice finish of cranberry and savory herds. Moderate tannins that should keep this bottle aging well into the next decade.
External Reviews for Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda
Wonderfully silky and refined, with Indian spices, cinnamon, cedar and berries. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. A beauty. Extremely perfumed. Best after 2006. 1,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1998 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 750ml